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Godzilla Set Video Reveals The First Shot Has Been Completed
The truth is that we know very little about the film's plot, but what we do know is that the movie has one absolutely stacked cast, including Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.
Ken Watanabe Joins Godzilla As Production Begins
Filming is now underway in Vancouver, using a script written in part by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Dave Callaham. The film is aiming for a May 16, 2014 release date, opening the week before Matt Reeves' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and just two weeks after Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Godzilla Remake Adds David Strathairn In Military Role
David Strathairn, an Oscar nominee for Good Night and Good Luck and a general source of gravitas in just about anything he does, is getting ready to face off against a giant lizard. The actor looks to be the latest to join the cast of Godzilla, the reboot currently in the works with Monsters director Gareth Edwards attached to direct
Juliette Binoche In Talks For Godzilla Remake
Binoche has entered into negotiations to co-star in Legendary's Godzilla reboot. Directed by Monsters helmer Gareth Edwards, the movie will of course focus on the iconic radioactive reptilian behemoth who is destined to cause earth-shattering collateral damage as he tears around some unfortunate cityscape. However, details on the plot and its characters are currently being closely guarded.
Elizabeth Olsen Confirms She'll Star In Godzilla Reboot
Having recently wrapped on Spike Lee's Oldboy, news arose that Olsen was in talks for another remake of an even more iconic work of Easter cinema: Godzilla. Olsen confirmed her casting at the BAFTAs yesterday. Check out the video below to see what she has to say about Godzilla's resurrection.
Bryan Cranston And Elizabeth Olsen In Talks To Join The Godzilla Reboot
She's the indie ingenue who broke out in a major way at the Sundance Film Festival two years ago. He terrifies us regularly as the cancer stricken meth kingpin Walter White on Breaking Bad. They couldn't seem further apart, but now they have something in common: they are both now in talks to join the upcoming Godzilla reboot.
Frank Darabont Describes His Take On Godzilla As 'A Terrifying Force Of Nature'
Frank Darabont has proven himself a skilled filmmaker and storyteller when it comes to the work of Stephen King and Robert Kirkland, but his next big effort takes him into uncharted waters, a.k.a. kaiju territory. Earlier this month it was revealed that the Shawshank Redemption director had been hired by Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. to rewrite the script for the upcoming Godzilla reboot...
Godzilla Remake Now Eyeing Aaron Taylor Johnson For Lead Role
For a while there it was Guardians of the Galaxy that seemed to be summoning every single white, young, brown-haired actor to potentially play the male lead. Now it's the Godzilla reboot-- and both of them have apparently been turned down by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Today it's Aaron Taylor Johnson's turn to be thrown into the rumor mill
Godzilla Reboot Will Feature Two New Monsters
When it's said that Godzilla is "king of the monsters" there is the forced implication that that there are other monsters that he is king of. The original Japanese films featuring the creature made this abundantly clear in the many, many sequels produced to the 1954 original, by having the beast famously face off against creatures like King Kong, Mothra, and Rodan. And that will apparently be the case again for the upcoming reboot as well.
The Shawshank Redemption's Frank Darabont To Rewrite Godzilla
Frank Darabont, the filmmaker best known for bringing us The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and the first season of The Walking Dead, is turning his attention to giant skyscraper-sized Japanese monsters. As casting rumors have begun to fly, it's been revealed that Darabont has been hired by Legendary Pictures to do a final rewrite of the upcoming Godzilla reboot.
UPDATE: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Passed On Lead Role In Godzilla Remake
So are we just going to offer every lead role to Joseph Gordon-Levitt from now on? That sure seems to be what's happening, with the Dark Knight Rises actor on the rumored shortlist for the Guardians of the Galaxy lead, and now word that Legendary Pictures wants him to topline their Godzilla remake as well
Godzilla Remake Director Promises A Realistic Tone
Say what you will about promising a giant lizard movie would be realistic, but Edwards proved with Monsters he could make a genre movie low-to-the-ground and character-based, and it's exciting to hunk of how he might do it on a larger budget too. The new Godzilla movie is set for release May 16; are you as enthusiastic about it as we are?
Iron Man 3 Writer Hired To Work On Godzilla
Drew Pearce has never actually written a produced full feature film before, but already he making himself a big part of the blockbuster world. He and director Shane Black teamed up to write the script for the upcoming Iron Man 3, which will be in theaters next May, and now heís landed a sweet gig at Legendary Pictures working on the new version of Godzilla.
Godzilla Remake Release Date Set For 2014
Back in July, a surprise trailer for Legendary Pictures' Godzilla screened at Comic Con, and the announcement was made that Gareth Edwards was set to direct the film that would put the classic Japanese movie monster back on the big screen. Today comes word of the release date for the reboot, which is set for May of 2014.
Godzilla Poster Unveiled At Comic Con
After months of rumors without anyone confirming anything, Legendary Pictures finally rose from the sea and admitted the company is making a Godzilla remake. The announcement came after the Pacific Rim presentation ended, and the news was greeted with raucous approval from the crowd in Comic Conís Hall H.